Salmon, Grilse, Sea Trout. Fishery open 1 April to 30 September.
The Eany is ‘Catch & Release’ for 2023 which means all salmon and any sea trout of 40cm or over must be released. Fishing is with single or double barbless hooks only and no worm or bait fishing is allowed.
Access requirements: Government angling licence (includes log book and tags) + fishery permit.
The Eanywater Fishery is a spate river fishery and forms a part of the 125sq km Eany Catchment area comprising the Eanywater, the lower reaches of the Eanymore and the lower reaches of the Eanybeg.
The Eany water is a 5km stretch of water beginning at the confluence of the Eanymore and Eanybeg rivers above Ballymacahill Bridge and flowing into Inver Bay. The river has 30 pools and is tidal up to Hughie’s pool, just below the fish-counter.
The Eanymore is a 10km stretch of river starting at the confluence of the Struell and Eglish Rivers. It is generally fished on the 7km stretch of the lower reaches from Ballymacahill to Drumboarty Bridge. The Eanymore contains approximately 45 pools.
The Eanybeg is a 16km stretch of river that rises in the west of the Bluestack’s and is usually fished along the 3km stretch of developed river on the lower reaches. The fishery has a small run of spring fish but is noted for its mid-summer runs of grilse, late runs of summer salmon and for sea trout.
Fly-fishing is the preferred method on the fishery but spinning is permitted. Shrimp, prawn and worm fishing is prohibited. The most effective spinners are the flying ‘C’ and Toby’s. Popular flies include any of the shrimp flies such as a Bann Special. A size 12 -14 Curry’s Red Shrimp is very effective in low water conditions.
There is no beat system. Visitors fish alongside local club members and the fishery can be busy when conditions are good.
Season:1st April to 30th September.
Terms and Conditions specific to this Fishery:
1. The Eany Fishery is Catch & Release for 2022. This means anglers must return all salmon and any sea trout of 40cm or over and can only fish with single or double barbless hooks. No bait fishing is allowed (worms etc.)
2.There is a bag limit of 3 sea trout per day (under 40cm) in line with the national sea trout regulations.
3. If illegal fishing is observed, notify IFI at Ballyshannon (071) 9851435. 24 hour line Tel: 0818 347424.
1. All anglers must be in possession of a permit, licence, logbook & tags before entering onto the fishery.
2. No angling allowed from the northern bank from the footbridge upstream of Bonnyglen Falls downstream to the Fish Counter.
3. Fishery Opening times: 7am to Dusk.
4. All legal methods allowed except with natural shrimp or prawn baits.
5. Fish one rod only at a time.
6. Directions of Fishery Manager to be observed at all times.
7. Commence fishing on river at the top of the pool and fish down from there.
8. Do not commence fishing in front (downstream) of an angler already fishing down a pool.
9. Allow a reasonable distance between you and the angler ahead of you.
10. Fish at a reasonable pace to allow access for following anglers (1 cast – 1 step).
11. If illegal fishing is observed, notify IFI Ballyshannon Office.Tel: (071) 985143. 24 hour line Tel: 0818 347424.
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